Police arrest ‘fake’ EFCC official in Lagos

The Lagos police arrested a 29-year-old man, Emeka Emmanuel, who allegedly impersonated the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).

Emmanuel was arrested on Saturday morning in Iyana-Iba, Ojo, for allegedly defrauding innocent people under the guise of providing them with jobs at the EFCC.

Police said the suspect had been found with a fake EFCC identity card in his possession, which he allegedly used to deceive his victims.

It was reported that his arrest followed a complaint by one Olaposi Semiu at the Ojo Police Station that the suspect had collected N51,000 from him over a month ago, promising to secure his son employment at the EFCC.

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Police spokesman Bala Elkana, a Deputy Superintendent (DSP), said Emmanuel confessed to the crime, adding that detectives also discovered he was running an illegal medical facility at his premises.

“Other items recovered include medical equipment and fake certificates. The command is advising the public, especially job seekers, to be mindful of the activities of such scammers to avoid falling prey of their antics. Investigation is ongoing and the suspect will be charged to court,” he said.

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